Mecklenburg County issues ‘stay at home’ proclamation as COVID-19 cases climb to 142
“COVID-19 does not recognize boundaries. We must be vigilant,” county officials said.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) - Mecklenburg County issued a stay at home proclamation Tuesday in an attempt to combat the spread of COVID-19 in the community.
Mecklenburg County is reporting 142 positive cases of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) as of noon Tuesday.
County officials say the stay at home proclamation will take effect at 8 a.m. Thursday and will run through April 16. The proclamation will allow residents to go to the grocery store, go to restaurants for takeout, and go outside to “be in nature for exercise," among several other things.
Under the proclamation, residents will also be able to pick up medication, visit a healthcare facility, support a friend or family member, help someone get necessary supplies, walk pets, and seek veterinary care.